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Donald R. Thomas – Strawberry Point

Donald R. Thomas, 88, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, died on Thursday, May 1, 2014, at his home in Strawberry Point, Iowa, surrounded by his family. Donald Ralph Thomas was born on March 15, 1926, in Edgewood, Iowa, the son of Roy and Mary (Jefferson) Thomas. Donald attended rural country school by Thorpe. On September 13,

Paul Copenhaver – Washington, D.C., formerly of Independence

Independence – Paul G. Copenhaver, 72 years old, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Independence, Iowa, on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Unique Residential Care Center in Washington, D.C., of complications of bladder cancer. He was born on September 3, 1941, in Independence, Iowa, the son of Paul Kenneth (P.K.) and Myrtle Mildred (Motley) Copenhaver. He

Iowa Crops and Weather Report Issued April 28th

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The wet conditions last week kept many farmers out of the field and with more significant rainfall forecast it will


Lake Delhi Phase One Construction Underway

Construction crews have been busy working at Lake Delhi over the past week. Last Thursday, supporters and officials turned out for an official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the dam. While Lake Delhi Trustees President Steve Leonard addressed the crowd, two excavators could be seen and heard in the background, right across the water

Helen Jane Willenborg – Dyersville

Helen Jane Willenborg, 93, of Dyersville died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where the CD of A and the VFW/American Legion Auxiliary will recite the rosary at

Dale William Pettlon – Manchester

Dale William Pettlon, 88, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. He was born on August 12, 1925, at Delhi, the son of Clarence and Minnie (Eggiman) Pettlon. Dale attended Clark rural school and in 1943 graduated from Delhi High School. He worked on the


Hazelton Man Arrested on Warrant for Theft

A Hazelton man has been arrested on a warrant for theft. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year old Brian Rhines was taken into custody on Monday at his home. A warrant for Second Degree Theft was issued for Rhines after authorities investigation an incident in which items were stolen from a rural Hawkeye property

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Hauschild Sworn In as Manchester’s Interim Police Chief

There has been a ‘changing of the guard’ in Manchester… First Sergeant Jim Hauschild was officially sworn in as Manchester’s interim police chief Wednesday morning. Hauschild has served with the Manchester Police Department for the past twenty years. He was appointed two weeks ago by Mayor Milt Kramer to temporarily take over the duties of

Arnie Fortman – Decorah

Arnie Fortman, age 57, of Decorah, IA, died on Monday, April 28, 2014, in Dubuque, Iowa, from injuries he suffered from an unfortunate truck roll-over accident in a rock quarry. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 307 West Main Street, Decorah, IA,


Two People Plead Guilty In Buchanan Co. Burglary

Two people accused of breaking into a Buchanan County home have pled guilty to robbery, attempted burglary and assault charges. The Buchanan County Attorney’s Office says 18-year old Ethan Walztoni of Independence was involved in a home invasion at 414 6th Avenue Northwest on February 11th. The occupant of the home woke up hearing voices

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